Workplaces can be full of uncomfortable situations, especially when co-workers behave, unethically, criminally, or recklessly.  Research has shown that over half of employees that observe workplace misconduct do not report it due to fear or reprisal or reluctance to turn others in.

“‘It’s clear that over time, whistle-blowers have been perceived and characterised very negatively,’ said Sandy Boucher, a fraud and corruption investigator and whistle-blower systems practitioner at Grant Thornton LLP in Canada. ‘That’s beginning to change. With high-profile cases like the Panama Papers, people are seeing that when you blow the whistle on something bad, that’s a good thing.’

Finance professionals can potentially play a different role in confronting malfeasance than other members of an organisation.”

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